Lora-lynn M. Williams

One of the secrets that keeps all the myriad components functioning smoothly at McLaren & Associates is office manager Lora Williams. From her organizational skills (reflected in her love of puzzles) to her problem-solving expertise, Lora makes sure her teammates are able to focus on what they do best: provide clients with outstanding strategic tax planning and preparation.

Originally from Queens, New York, Lora moved to Massachusetts at the age of three and has lived here ever since. The accomplishments she’s achieved at a young age are impressive: an Associate’s Degree in Accounting from Colorado Technical University, a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in General Studies with a concentration in Accounting from Southern New Hampshire University, membership in the International Managerial Association and in the National Society of Leadership and Success. She’s currently working towards her MBA (“it’s my dream”).

The people who have influenced her and that she admires most have, like herself, a strong sense of accomplishment and purpose, beginning with her father—“he’s just awesome.” She also includes those who motivate her to better things, like her mother and her best friend, as they push her to keep working towards the goals Lora has set for herself.

When Lora’s not at the office, she loves taking care of her family: husband, Gary, two sons, Albert “Cam” and Connor, and her two dogs Fitzy and Gunther. The whole family loves vacationing in the verdant splendor of central Vermont, and they spend as much time there during the summer as possible.

Guilty pleasure? Paranormal romance novels: for Lora, a perfect day off is doing nothing but indulging the not-so-guilty pleasure of reading with a cup of tea, her dogs curled up next to her.